Judge sets $1M bond for Ohio man in slayings, abduction case

Missing person fliers for Stacey Stanley remain posted on a laundry mat bulletin board on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in Ashland, Ohio. A woman's report that she was being held captive in a home led to the arrest of a kidnapping suspect, a murder confession and the discovery of the remains of multiple other people, authorities said. Police confirmed Wednesday that one of the bodies was that of Stanley, who'd been reported missing from Huron County.  (AP Photo/Ann Sanner)
Missing person fliers for Stacey Stanley remain posted on a laundry mat bulletin board on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in Ashland, Ohio. A woman's report that she was being held captive in a home led to the arrest of a kidnapping suspect, a murder confession and the discovery of the remains of multiple other people, authorities said. Police confirmed Wednesday that one of the bodies was that of Stanley, who'd been reported missing from Huron County. (AP Photo/Ann Sanner)


ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for an Ohio man facing charges in the deaths of two people and the sexual assault of a third person.

Forty-year-old Shawn Grate appeared in a video bond hearing Friday and was appointed an attorney after telling the judge he had no money, job or home.

Grate was arrested Tuesday after a woman called 911 and said she was being held inside a home in Ashland. Police arrived, found the woman and the remains of two people, including 43-year-old Stacey Stanley. Police haven’t identified the second body.

Grate is charged with murder and kidnapping. More charges are expected.

Police say Grate also confessed to killing a woman in Richland County where another body was found. He has yet to be charged.

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